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Chemphyschem. 2013 Jun 3;14(8):1583-90. doi: 10.1002/cphc.201300212. Epub 2013 Apr 5.

Chiral induction and amplification in supramolecular systems at the liquid-solid interface.

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  • 1Division of Molecular Imaging and Photonics, Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven-University of Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 F, B-3001, Leuven, Belgium.


Chiral induction and amplification in surface-confined supramolecular monolayers are investigated at the liquid-solid interface. Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) proves that achiral molecules can self-assemble into globally chiral patterns through a variety of approaches, including induction by chiral solvents or by a novel chiral amplification method. Our study demonstrates the aptness of both approaches, which have already been applied to (supramolecular) polymers in solution, to create chiral supramolecular monolayers at the liquid-solid interface.

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